Number of Positive Para-Aortic Nodes


**Note 1:** Physician statement of positive para-aortic nodes can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Record the number of positive para-aortic lymph nodes documented in the medical record. **Note 3:** For this data item, do not include isolated tumor cells (ITCs). **Note 4:** Micrometastasis and macrometastasis may be listed separately on the pathology report. Add these two together to get the total number of positive nodes. **Note 5:** The number of examined para-aortic nodes is recorded in Number of Examined Para-aortic Nodes [NAACCR Data Item # 3899].




NAACCR #3901


Code Description
00 All para-aortic lymph nodes examined negative
01-99 1-99 para-aortic lymph nodes positive (Exact number of nodes positive)
X1 100 or more para-aortic nodes positive
X2 Positive para-aortic nodes identified, number unknown
X6 Positive aspiration or core biopsy of para-aortic lymph node(s)
X8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 will result in an edit error.)
X9 Not documented in patient record Cannot be determined, indeterminate if positive para-aortic nodes present Para-aortic lymph nodes not assessed or unknown if assessed